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Tales From Topographic Oceans (album) by Yes

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Tales From Topographic Oceans
Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes (1973)
Overall rank: 964th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 299 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1973 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (223rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (964th)

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Yes bestography

Tales From Topographic Oceans is ranked 5th best out of 39 albums by Yes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Yes is Close To The Edge which is ranked number 115 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,039.

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Tales From Topographic Oceans track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickRevealing Science Of God
 85/100 (66 votes)
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2.Remembering
 84/100 (51 votes)
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3.Ancient
 80/100 (42 votes)
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4.Ritual
 83/100 (51 votes)
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Tales From Topographic Oceans rankings

Tales From Topographic Oceans ratings

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75/100 (from 299 votes)
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90/100
44 hours ago
84/100
 
85/100
06/11/2019 09:37
86/100
 
80/100
06/10/2019 20:28
91/100
 
50/100
06/08/2019 23:35
61/100
 
75/100
05/24/2019 17:25
82/100

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I bought this album on the first day it was released.I was such a big fan. I loved the album cover. Boy, was I disappointed. The songs are too long, and there is nothing as good as Roundabout or Heart of the Sunrise. I have not listened to it in years. Maybe I need to give it another chance.
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Rating:  
80/100
Álbum muy recomendable aunque irregular. Contiene lo mejor y lo peor (hasta Tormato) que han hecho. Mi cuarto álbum favorito del grupo.
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90/100
Really beautiful album, not the most cohesive but still great. 8/10.
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95/100
I really don't see why this album is so divisive; it has all the standard Yes melodies and atmospheres, everything to please a Yes fan. It has beauty (eg in most of side 1 and the first half of side 2) and power (the finales of sides 1,2 and 4) and just interesting, even catchy, music everywhere. The only regrettable part of this album is the drum solo in side 4 - not good!
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50/100
From junodog4
I don't doubt that some find this to be pure brilliance. For me, it epitomizes how bloated and indulgent prog can get.
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70/100
Too much filler to big great
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90/100
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Hugely ambitious and mostly successful. Maybe a bit indulgent, but Yes are capable of pulling it off.
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55/100
The album is really bloated, and chock full of filler sections. If they had cut the tracks down to half length and released it as a single LP, it might have been really good, but they chose to flesh it out to twice the length, and there's not enough good ideas to make it work at this length.
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85/100
If you're having difficulty getting into this record, try track 2 - amazingly beautiful!
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